Chloe lives near Honiton, Devon on the edge of the Blackdown Hills. Her background combines a degree in art history and many years working in the graphic design, embroidery and print industry. Chloe’s work combines the intricacy and texture of machine embroidery with layers of fabric and paper collage. Inspiration comes from nature and her surroundings and a love of illustration, pattern, traditional folk art and art history. The central motif from a sketch, drawing or photo (in recent work, particularly birds) becomes the focus for a complex machine embroidered design. This detailed and specific approach is then juxtaposed with a much looser way of working: building up layers of collage combining scraps of old fabric, prints, handmade paper and stitched detail. Chloe sells her work direct to the public at fairs and exhibitions throughout the year and also via commission.